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Home and Alone

Stern’s life, from a dyslexic child to a successful movie actor, is fascinating. Mixing behind-the-scenes insights from iconic movies with witty accounts of interactions with Hollywood A-listers creates a top-notch celebrity memoir.

The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey Through the Art and Craft of Humor

A great addition to popular reading collections. Recommended for sketch comedy and improv enthusiasts and fans of Key & Peele skits.

I Am Ayah: The Way Home

Recommended for libraries creating adult summer reading collections, particularly those with seeking literary characters of color. Romance readers looking for an easy plot, likable characters, and sizzling love scenes will not be disappointed.

The Funny Stuff: The Official P. J. O’Rourke Quotationary and Riffapedia

Meant to be thumbed through rather than pored over, this title is recommended for all O’Rourke fans and anyone looking for something fun and clever. Even readers who don’t ascribe to O’Rourke’s libertarian politics will find passages to tickle their funny bone.


A gripping firsthand account of a teenager navigating homelessness and the foster care system. It should appeal to many and may be of particular interest to school counselors, foster parents, psychologists, social workers, and others who work with children in difficult situations.

American Hiro: The Adventures of Benihana’s Rocky Aoki and How He Built a Legacy

A fun, light, and entertaining read, although readers of contemporary biographies may find some portions dated. Recommended for libraries attempting to improve AAPI representation in their collections as there are so few titles available featuring successful Japanese American entrepreneurs.

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